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Evan Engram injury: Tight end “week to week” with MCL sprain

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Giants will be without him for a while

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New York Giants tight end Evan Engram reportedly suffered a sprained MCL on Sunday against the Houston Texans. Per Adam Schefter, he will be considered “week to week.”

Art Stapleton reported that the MRI found “no significant tears” in Engram’s right knee and that “4-6 weeks is the most accurate timetable.”

The second-year tight end is a key part of the Giants’ offense, as his size, speed and route-running ability make him a matchup problem for defenses keying on Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley.

Without Engram, the remaining tight ends on the roster are Rhett Ellison and Scott Simonson. Ellison is a reliable pass catcher and had a 16-yard touchdown catch Sunday, but is still a better blocker than receiver. Simonson is also considered a blocking tight end.

The Giants might be forced to add another tight end to the roster, unless they believe fullback Elijhaa Penny can fill that role. Penny said last week he is familiar with the tight end role, having done it some with the Arizona Cardinals.